I have been pen turning for over ten years now but only making kitless pens for over a year, and always from resin rods. I work on a wood lathe and not a metal lathe so I I was concerned if I could make a sleeve for a cap with a proper fit or if I would have some other unforeseen issues (I did LOL). But it was a good experience and at least I know it can be done with my current equipment. This is more just an experiment for me and not something I will use, hence 2 different wood blanks and different Diamondcast blanks for the sleeves and section. For those of you that have done these on wood and metal lathes, is there a significant advantage to using a metal lathe? I'm sure I will get one eventually but wondering if I should make it a priority?